It’s the middle of 2020. Every day the news says the world is about to end, yet somehow we’re
all staying alive. On a smaller scale, my life has gone through many changes, many of which
aren’t ready for public consumption.
I have decided to “celebrate” by starting a blog.
My name is Kevin Lacquement. Like most people, the question “Who am I” has
Firstly, I am a husband and a father. Between my loving wife and two beautiful
children, my family manages to keep me fairly busy. It can be hard but
rewarding work. If you are looking for instant rewards, parenthood isn’t for
you; however, if you want to make a long-term investment, I can highly recommend
Secondly, I am a technician in the Royal Canadian Navy. Earlier in my career,
this meant that I spent a lot of time away from home, either for training or
for various missions. It can be a rewarding career, but it is unfortunately
directly opposed to my primary goal of being with my family. My current posting
at a repair facility means that I don’t deploy as much; however, this is
not a permanent postion. For this and other reasons, I will soon (on a
government timescale) be bringing my naval career to a close.
I am also an amateur writer. I consider myself to be in very early stages of
my development as a writer. I don’t have much else to say about that right now.
If you want to know more, please allow my writing to speak for itself.
Thanks to Guitars for Vets, I am
a beginning guitar player. They connect military veterans with the tools to
express themselves through music.
If you have a guitar gathering dust in your basement, or if you think you can
help by teaching, please consider contacting them. It may not be obvious, but
music helps settle the mind.
This is not my first attempt at making a blog. Hopefully, however, it will be
the final one.
If you’re looking for some statement about what direction I plan to take with
my site, you’re looking in the wrong place. I don’t have any major long-term
goals with this site. Like the subheading says, this is going to be random
ramblings. I have sub-sites for more focussed material.
This site was generated using Hugo, and hosted on
Netlify. This means that everything on this site is
pre-rendered HTML. It also means that when you hear about the latest security
flaw in a popular blogging platform, this site, as well as any others using the
JAMStack system, will not be affected.
Another advantage of pre-rendering my site is speed. If, by some miracle, this
site becomes insanely popular, the combination of Hugo’s pre-rendering and
Netlify’s distribution system means that there won’t be extra delays caused by
on-the-fly page generation
I hope that, as I move along this blogging journey, I will be able to provide
useful information to at least some of you. Thanks for reading.